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acclaimated to thinking about singing in front of them as i have previous years. >> and i'm keeping it cool. i'm sure when i get upstairs and so forth when i see the judges, i'll be like oh, man, this is bound to happen. >> reporter: as everyone starts to figure out their place, this round will add another element to the competition. the wild and weird singers. >> they're placed there for maybe a little bit of awe, but who doesn't do it. >> just tell them like it is? you know, did you eat a lot of paint chips as a kid. >> reporter: in new york, ashley davorkin, fox news. the news keeps coming. here's brian bolter with the news edge at 11:00. the news edge staying on top of the big story of the day, a drive-by and car crash shattering the peace during a funeral service on u street. tonight we've learned the identity of the man who lost his life in the chaos. the area was turned crime scene and shut down for hours today. the police are still looking for
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the men who opened fire this actual. roby chavez is live on u street now with more. roby. >> reporter: brian, scary moments today along u street as gun fire erupted. also scary for mourners who had filed inside this church. we were told the casket was being loaded into the church when gun fire rang out. it was the funeral of ashley mccray, she was friends with rivals of many gang members and someone brought a gun. mourners scattered as gun shots rang out in the u street corridor. friends of ashley mccray gathered at her funeral and some were known gang members. >> we was walking down it try to get in our car and realized that our car had been shot up. >> reporter: when the gun fire stopped, cars were left crashed and three people injured. 21-year-old jamal coates was killed. he was in the suv which flipped.
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mourners couldn't believe it. >> i was at the church but i heard the gun shot. >> what do you make of what happened today? >> senseless, and it's something needs to be done about the balance here in the city. >> reporter: late monday, three people were taken away in handcuffs and questioned by investigators. they also towed away this car. now, detectives will try to determine if they know more about the shooting. >> this resulted from a taunting, this was a taunting at a funeral, and when we have this kind of serious consequence as a result. >> reporter: again tonight, no one has been formally charged with this crime just yet but as you saw in that late video tonight, some people were taken away and taken into custody. a car was towed away, and late tonight, we also understand several guns were also taken from that very same home. we're working with police to try to get information on what that's all about. but we should mention these two feuding gang members, these two
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feuding groups from columbia heights, they are now responsible for three murders since the summer started, brian. >> roby chavez, live in northwest tonight. a large section of heavily populated u street was shut down nearly seven hours today while police investigated. the traffic meant almost no business for the normally booming area, including ben's chili bowl. residents were surprised something like this could happen to such a busy area in the middle of the day. >> it makes me more sad than angry. you know the way the situation in the community has been. it's gotten better but this shows it's another set back that shows we've got more work to do. >> u street opened around 7:30 tonight. the johns hopkins doctor shot last week is back home. the 50-year-old man shot the doctor earlier this month before killing his mother and himself. dr. cohen had to undergo surgery and spent 10 days in the
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hospital recovering. animal cruelty story now, a little dog left to die in a cage in a dumpster. he was found on the streets in southwest dc. the dog is recovering at an animal shelter. karen gray houston picks up the story. >> he's a friendly dog but he's emaciated. he's about 10 pounds and heaviest and he ought to weigh 20. they've already named him thomas. >> reporter: the tiny poodle schnauzer mix is already making new friends at his new home. >> we just named him yesterday, we named him thomas. >> why thomas. >> after the maintenance man who found him. >> the dog was found behind an apartment complex on 22nd street in southeast. his cage is still next to the dumpster. it reeks of urine and feces.
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>> we were cleaning around the dumpster and we heard something crying so the gentleman pulled it out and put it on the side and i called animal control. >> reporter: his hair was all matted and dirty. he's been saved and groomed since. people who are living in the apartment complex where he was found are outraged he was tossed out to die. >> how could somebody do that to the dog? >> maybe somebody couldn't pay rent for the dog because they charge rent for animals around here. >> reporter: whatever the reason, this is a crime. misdemeanor animal cruelty with a penalty of up to six months in jail and fines of up to $500. >> someone has an animal they can't care for anymore, they need to bring the animal to the shelter if they can't care for it. throwing the animal out to the trash is unacceptable. >> reporter: the humane society is desperately looking for help. they're offering a $1,000 to anyone with information leading to an arrest. in the district, karen gray houston, fox5 news. president obama getting
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involved in maryland politics. >> this governor has made the tough decisions to put education, safety and job creation first. so stand with me, barack obama, in moving maryland forward with my friend, martin o'maly. >> government o'mally and that radio ad began in baltimore today and will begin in dc next week. he helped him beat former republican bob erhlich. the president was speaking across the country about all key issues in the upcoming mid term. the uphill battle they have to remain in the majority. they need 10 seats in the senate and 39 in the house to regain control of congress. the president will make more appearances in iowa and virginia tomorrow. vincent gray is making good on a campaign promise, scheduled
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eight town hall meetings, and will take place next month. gray will hold meetings alongside each of the council members and anc representatives. the first town hall will take place october 5th. we posted the info at under web links. coming up next, dc to boston in only three hours on the rails. that's amtrak's aim for the future. the new plans they've unveiled today and how it will affect the entire east coast. >> it's kind of scary but at the same time it was motivating because it's like okay, let's do this, so we can find a way out of this. >> a virginia woman's battle against a disease that's more common here than anywhere else in the us. the help she got from her sister and the cutting edge procedure that made it possible. first a quick check of the run-down. the news edge will be right back. >> this is fox5's news edge at
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>> a faster trip, one of the many promises amtrak is making to passengers and unveiled a plan that's expected to even make air travel less congested. the 30 -year vision calls for a new set from boston to dc. the trip times would be much shorter with trains rocketing at 220 miles per hour. new york to dc, 96 minutes instead of 2:42 minutes. plus a projected increase in ridership will mean less people flying between the cities. here's the catch, the project will cost $117 billion, not a penny of it is funded yet. here's shawn yancy with the fox5 top 5. up first, good and bad news for the housing market. number 5, home prices rose in july for the fourth straight
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month. according to s&ps index, 12 cities posted worst numbers. it's expected to decline due to foreclosures and skiddish buyers and economy concerns. toys r us is expected to hire several people for the holiday season. number 3, you already know breast feeding is good for your baby. a new study claims the longer they're breast fed the longer they'll fight off infections. researchers say babies who get all their nutrition from breast milk in their first six months of life are less prone to many common infections. working moms make less than working dads. for every dollar earned by a male manager with children his female counter part earned just 79 cents and right now there's no law to close that gender gap.
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number 1 tonight, banning texting and talking while driving may actually be causing more accidents than it's preventing. researchers studying four states with banns found that people are crashing because they hide their phones in their laps to hide from police. maryland's ban on texting and talking while driving begins in weekend. how much rain will we have around here. >> not much rain but thursday morning and evening rush hour we'll have a lot of rain and maybe some flooding. donovan mcnabb getting ready to return to philly. what he has to say about the hype of the game. before we go to break, bon joevy hoping for a blaze of glory at the rock 'n roll hall of fame. the band was announced as one of the possible inductees. neil diamond, alice cooper,
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thomas summer and the beastie boys are also on the list of possible inductees. n
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>> some good news as the flu season approaches, a study by the national institute of health has found over half the country is thought to be immune from the notorious swine flu. in fact, the nrh estimates 51% of the population is not susceptible to the h1n1 virus. the numbers will likely go up as people get their seasonal flu shots. how's this for an attention
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grabber. our nation leads the country in kidney disease. if you're not directly affected, you probably know someone who is. will thomas shows us why two virginia sisters are preparing to walk for kidney disease. >> i have three kidneys, and their names are larry, curl andy mo. >> he's the best one obviously. >> reporter: they're sisters with a sense of humor who now share even a closer bond than blood, kidneys. >> the one thing that hits me every once in awhile, wow, i am an organ down but i don't feel differently than before the surgery. >> reporter: she experienced complications in 2002. that's when she became part of a staggering statistic. 7,000 people in the washington region have kidney disease. and her case progressed to the most serious stage last year. she was left with two options, dialysis, a cost in process that
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removes waste from the blood system, a function usually performed by healthy kidneys, or a transplant. >> it was kind of scary but at the same time it was motivating because it was like okay, let's do this, so we can find a way out of it. >> reporter: a person who has kidney disease, their kidneys stay in place. enter dr. keith molanson, doctor of kidney transplantation at georgetown university hospital. >> they have just the best personality, both on the donor side and the recipient side, and really were the favorites of the nurses. >> reporter: november 10, 2009, dr. molanson took one of llana's kidneys and transplanted it into nadda. lana never thought twice about saying yes. >> she's my sister. she's failing and i love her. >> reporter: the operation would not have been possible even five years ago, because the sisters are not a blood match. but a cutting edge procedure called plasma poresis helps prevent rejection and this
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doctor is a pioneer in the field. >> we're filtering out the antibodies that cause rejection. >> reporter: these sisters are preparing to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the operation. >> thank you. >> reporter: an operation that saved nadda's life. >> they are a lot of fun, and they're celebrating this saturday with a crowd. it is the national kidney foundation kidney walk for 2010. i'm the honorary chair in honor of my mom who was a kidney transplant survivor 15 years later, this month, in fact. it kicks off on the georgetown water front. this saturday everyone meets in front of the sequoia restaurant. registration starts at 8:00 a.m. we can link you to the national kidney organization for more information. go to and look under web links. brian. >> thank you, will. let's get through this rain. at least it's in the middle of the week and then we've got the weekend to look forward to. >> exactly, we can dry out. i think the big concern is that it's going to be a lot of rain in a short amount of time and most of it during the day on
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thursday . we'll get you ready for it right now and do a little running around if you need to. we are not thinking this is a repeat of isabell. sometimes when people think about the possibility of a tropical storm remnants coming by, people think of that storm. that was a much more powerful storm coming by. this is more of a renegade depression and a ragity thing that's going to be coming our way. i'll show you the radar and it's probably going to track over cuba tonight. i'll show you the track in a moment. the heavy rains will be going across floored, maybe 3 to 6 or 4 to 8 inches of rain and all this tropical moisture will be working its way toward us, but not until about this time tomorrow night or maybe a little bit earlier. over to max hd, and we'll show you what's on tap for us. the showers will definitely be moving north, and they'll be moving along a stationary boundary that is to our east. most of the day we'll have some sunshine and a few clouds, temperatures in the mid-70s. those clouds will increase in
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the afternoon and by tomorrow night we'll be watching for those showers, but it seems to have slowed down just a little bit. but watch what happens. the front gets dragged back to the west as the low, what we think will be maybe tropical storm nicole and eventually just a low coming on by us. that may have an effect of pulling that heavy band of rain closer to dc, maybe closer to the west, maybe farther to the east. where that heavy band of rain sets up, we're not sure yet but there's a good chance dc may be close to it. and another front comes on through, a cooler front and sweeps it out of here in time for friday. so it's thursday we have to deal with it. you can see we have clouds starting to move on in. notice at 8:00, some of the showers moving past the richmond area but you can begin to see the heavy rain that's coming out of the carolinas. we think this will have a really big impact on coastal carolina. they had 10 and 1/3 inches of rain yesterday, the second
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greatest amount on record under hurricane floyd. look at thursday 8:00 in the morning. a lot of the rain will be to the west rain in dc. we lost some of our information here but it continues to show heavy rain at 5:00 and it continues to swing east. you can see it here as it comes back into focus here and friday morning at 7:00 a.m. it's pulling it all out of here and it looks like we actually redeem friday afternoon, but it's a lot of rain in a short amount of time and could definitely cause flooding problems around here. not as likely to cause wind problems. maybe winds of 35 miles per hour as it comes by. tropical depression 16, may become tropical storm nicole. a weak one though. friday we clear up, maybe a morning shower, but that's about it. the cooler weather may get you thinking about hockey. dave feldman has the ticket for you, it's a preseason ticket and he's got highlights when we return.
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>> good evening. can you believe it's hockey season already? not the real season but preseason, and tonight, the first game on home ice for the caps since that may debockle against -- the caps new enforcer, dj king in mid-season form, just ask the bruins' shawn thorpe, landing with the right
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and the left. this scuffle took 45 seconds. second period, caps on the power play. skates into the circle and finds the back of the net. ovi making his preseason debut and added another. caps led 2-1. in front to ekin scoring the game-winning goal, his second of the preseason and the caps have the bruins 3-2. we call that in business a good start. a press conference will be asked of him this week. he'll be asked his favorite moments in philly and where he eats his best cheese steak. we'll be there. donovan mcnabb is still working on getting the skins' offense in gear. two weeks ago he threw for 426 against the texans, but the team lost as they did last week against the rams. now, it gets real interesting in
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his return to the stadium of brotherly love. >> i've always said that this is just a normal game, and in this situation obviously for us, it's a must-win, you know, coming off of two losses like we've had these past two weeks, you know, no matter who we're playing. we have to come out and be able to execute and come out with a win by any means necessary. >> training camp from george mason university, john wall the top pick getting used to his new digs. his relationship with the gilbert arena might be the key to the team's success this year. he gave the entire team ipads, 500 apiece, and put the team's plays on it. he did it because he really likes this team. >> the guys are respectful and picks things up quick. the guys are definitely in better shape than a year ago so it's good. >> my expectations is to get as many wins as possible and teach. it's going to be a learning experience for a lot of the
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young guys, and i'm a young veteran. i've been through a lot, on and off the court. the nationals playing out the second to last home game. manager jim rigleman not around to see all of it. got ejected for arguing balls and strikes with the umpire. bottom of the 9th, adam dunn was around to see it. an inside pitch is going outside the park, in fact to the upper deck. a game-winning walk-off, solo home run. and the fans want him to stay. the nats have the phillies 2-1. joining his american teammate in preparation for the rider cup, woods was winless this year. but he is still the world's number 1 player, and he does love playing in the team format. >> the teams are always fun to be a part of. we don't get a chance to do it
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very often. and as i said, once you leave college you don't get to do it often so for us to come together like this and be part of a squad, it truly is fun. >> i'm dave feldman, brian 's back with the rest of the edge right after this. l
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big
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corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.


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